Street Fighter is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. Despite first hitting the arcades all the way back in 1987, and birthing a plethora of titles since, the series shows absolutely no signs of slowing down with Street Fighter: Warriors League set to be released soon.
When it does finally come out, it will take the total number of Street Fighter games to near 20. Each of these titles has featured unique stages for players to enjoy and narrowing all these down to a top five is not an easy task. Luckily for you, we love a challenge and have done just that below.
Casino Stage – Street Fighter II
This level is no regular casino. You will find no online casino bonus here, no dealers, no table game, no slots. Instead, what you will find is two fighters pummelling the life out of each other. The casino stage that appears on Street Fighter II games features neon signs, a shopping mall and an elegant stone lion. The stage is visually stunning and features some tough opponents, making it one of our absolute favourites on any Street Fighter game.
Metro City Bay Area – Street Fighter V
The very first stage on Street Fighter V is a memorable one. Metro City is a rundown, decaying former industrial heartland that is now populated with rusty vehicles and dust. Its aesthetic is perfect for the gritty fights that you must traverse to pass onto the next stage. We also liked the fact that the stage features day and night levels. Experiencing the stage in light and darkness is a very different experience, helping to keep things fresh for the player.
Overpass – Street Fighter IV
Overpass is featured on Street Fighter IV. Set in the Kyoto region of Japan, a large group of children watch on as you and your opponent battle it out underneath a large suspension bridge. The ground is littered with puddles and regardless of who wins, those kids go mad when the bout is over. What’s more, Overpass also possesses the catchiest theme music in the entire game. We were singing ‘Tokyo’ for days after playing it.
Kanzuki Estate – Street Fighter V
Originally appearing as the setting of the ‘Sakura Ganbaru!’ manga, Kanzuki Estate got the Street Fighter treatment in the fifth iteration of the series. The vast Estate has a distinctive feel with a mix of traditional Japanese and European architecture as well as rivers, hills and even its own microclimate.
Battle Harbour – Street Fighter II
Battle Harbour is one of a select few Street Fighter’s set in the United States. It is a port located in a sleepy town that hosts street fights every single day. Some of these bouts are for beginners with crash mats placed down by the harbour. Others, however, are for professionals only and it is in these fights that you will need to prove yourself against Ken in order to advance to the next stage.